Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[in-duhlj] /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/

verb (used without object), indulged, indulging.
to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one’s will (often followed by in):
Dessert came, but I didn’t indulge. They indulged in unbelievable shopping sprees.
verb (used with object), indulged, indulging.
to yield to, satisfy, or gratify (desires, feelings, etc.):
to indulge one’s appetite for sweets.
to yield to the wishes or whims of; be lenient or permissive with:
to indulge a child.
to allow (oneself) to follow one’s will (usually followed by in):
to indulge oneself in reckless spending.
Commerce. to grant an extension of time, for payment or performance, to (a person, company, etc.) or on (a bill, note, etc.).
when intr, often foll by in. to yield to or gratify (a whim or desire for): to indulge a desire for new clothes, to indulge in new clothes
(transitive) to yield to the wishes of; pamper: to indulge a child
(transitive) to allow oneself the pleasure of something: at Christmas he liked to indulge himself
(transitive) (commerce) to allow (a debtor) an extension of time for payment of (a bill, etc)
(intransitive) (informal) to take alcoholic drink, esp to excess

1630s, “to grant as a favor;” 1650s, of both persons and desires, “to treat with unearned favor;” a back-formation from indulgence, or else from Latin indulgere “to be complaisant.” Related: Indulged; indulging.


Read Also:

  • Indulgence

    [in-duhl-juh ns] /ɪnˈdʌl dʒəns/ noun 1. the act or practice of ; gratification of desire. 2. the state of being . 3. allowance or tolerance. 4. a catering to someone’s mood or whim; humoring: The sick man demanded indulgence as his due. 5. something in: Her favorite indulgence was candy. 6. Roman Catholic Church. a […]

  • Indulgencies

    [in-duhl-juh n-see] /ɪnˈdʌl dʒən si/ noun, plural indulgencies. 1. .

  • Indulgency

    [in-duhl-juh n-see] /ɪnˈdʌl dʒən si/ noun, plural indulgencies. 1. .

  • Indulgent

    [in-duhl-juh nt] /ɪnˈdʌl dʒənt/ adjective 1. characterized by or showing ; benignly lenient or permissive: an indulgent parent. /ɪnˈdʌldʒənt/ adjective 1. showing or characterized by indulgence adj. c.1500, from Latin indulgentem (nominative indulgens), present participle of indulgere (see indulgence). Related: Indulgently.

Disclaimer: Indulged definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.